Friday, January 30, 2015


Like me and so many other ventriloquists I know, the passion for the art form began at an early age. The two young fellows pictured are displaying their recent partner acquisitions from the Kenny Croes Dummy Store. I hope this is the beginning of a long and successful run of entertaining family, friends and appreciative audiences.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Three's a crowd, five's a jailbreak

Obviously I haven't paid enough attention to my blog the last few months. And I still might not. But here's an update in case anyone is still interested.

I purchased three Charlie McCarthy heads on Ebay and finished the two conversion figures you see above. I also got an order for my Norbert character, so I shipped him to his new home last week.

In between all this I restored an old Jerry Mahoney doll. It was originally upgraded by Kevin Detweiler. I really admired the workmanship on his conversion.  I even learned a new tip after cracking open the head and seeing his mechanics. I repainted the little fellow, replaced his soft eyebrows with sculpted hard eyebrows and gave him a red curly fleece wig.

What about the fifth project? I repaired cracks in the head of an old Lovik figure (not pictured). So yes, I've been busy and I remain so with six more projects on the work bench.